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State Primaries news and analysis from The Nation
June 17, 2020
7 Candidates You Should Know on New York and Kentucky’s Primary Ballots
From Jamaal Bowman in New York to Nima Kulkarni in Kentucky, voters have a robust class of progressive candidates on their June 23 ballots.
June 16, 2020
The Fight to Remove Georgia’s Secretary of Voter Suppression Has Begun
Election officials who make it hard to vote should be held to account. So Georgia activists are campaigning to recall their secretary of state.
June 15, 2020
Interview: Stacey Abrams Breaks Down Georgia’s (Latest) Election Meltdown
"When you break the machinery of democracy for some, you break it for everyone, and that’s really what we saw.”
June 12, 2020
Charles Booker Is Changing the Thinking About Who Beats Mitch
The progressive US Senate candidate is securing big endorsements from those who are tired of “scripted, milquetoast politics.”
June 9, 2020
Jamaal Bowman Wants to Spend Less on the Pentagon and More on the Bronx
In his Democratic primary challenge to the House Foreign Affairs Committee chair, a New York educator outlines “a progressive foreign policy.”
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April 20, 2020
The Next Voter Suppression
Wisconsin’s elections gave us a preview of the lengths to which Republicans and their judicial allies will go to disenfranchise voters in November.
April 14, 2020
Wisconsin Voters Defy Suppression to Oust a Trump-Backed Jurist
Republican legislators, conservative courts, and President Trump tried to upend democracy, but the voters weren’t having it.
April 2, 2020
‘People Should Not Be Forced to Put Their Lives on the Line to Vote’
Bernie Sanders and Wisconsin Democrats want to delay the state’s April 7 primary to keep voters safe, But, so far, the election’s still on.
March 19, 2020
The Coronavirus Doesn’t Have to Disrupt Our Elections
We have ways to keep voters safe. Now we just need to use them.
March 18, 2020
‘Today, the United States of America Failed to Live Up to Our Democratic Ideals’
Postponements and disruptions characterized a primary day when voting rights activists saw states failing the Covid-19 “stress test.”